Kent350787 wrote:c933103 wrote:Hong Kong government said that, as recently many coronavirus cases are found among inbound travellers on the PCR test taken by them on 12th day of arrival, inbound travellers will be required to take an additional PCR test on the 9th day of arrival, in order to.reduce the risk of the virus being spreaded into community. Also, additional fine and landing ban have been imposed against airlines if any of their passengers are discovered as not having proper pre departure test documents
Did HK have later PCR testing before? Here in Australia during quarantine for returned travellers, most states had arrival, day 5 and day 10 PCR.
Is the plan to kill the HK economy via lockdowns? NSW is a similar population to HK (although far less dense)and although case numbers remain quite high, hospitalisations and deaths are little different to HK in lockdown. Perhaps the HK population skews older than here?
IIRC the big difference is that the anti-vax population in HK is among the older population. They are refusing the vaccine and are at the highest risk.
In Australia I assume its in line with other western nations is that the elderly got the vaccines first and the boosters and nearly a 100% rate. The anti-vax people are those whom oppose it for political reasons and the young and healthy who aren't likely to need hospitalization anyways.